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Damage can be due to exotoxins, including A-B toxins, superantigens, membrane-damaging toxins, and other toxic proteins. Endotoxin and other cell wall components may elicit a host response so strong that septic shock may result. The inflammatory response can cause tissue damage that leads to scarring. Antigen-antibody complexes can trigger damaging inflammation in the kidneys and joints; cross-reactive antibodies can lead to an autoimmune response.

■ How is an enterotoxin different from endotoxin?

■ Home-canned foods should be boiled before consumption to prevent botulism. Considering that this treatment does not destroy endospores, why would it prevent the disease?

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